The landscape for this movie was amazing. Then when Douglas wants to enter the mine. The casting was really well picked. The filthy rich entrepreneur vs. Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction and Disclosure are also big money earners for Douglas and I doubt that you will be surprised to know that this movie is his lowest grossed movie of all time. Without going into detail: I was okay with the ending. It wasn't until I saw the trailer for this that I learned this was actually the second adaptation of the book.
Needless to say, the result is exactly the opposite. The premise involves Ben a young trekking guide being hired by a businessman called John Madec to take him on a hunting expedition to the Desert and because of a fatal accident Ben finds himself being stalked by Madec Frenchman Jean Baptiste Leonetti does very well in showing us the inhospitable environment of a dry merciless arid desert. Ben searches Madec's camp for the jeep keys, the bolt for his rifle, or any useable resource, but Madec had taken all that stuff with him. Some critics viewed the move as a ploy to promote the web series, but some argued that the move was a deliberate on account of Warner Bros. Douglas gets fed up and decides to aim.
Internet trolls had purposely lowered the audience score on the movie's Rotten Tomatoes page before it opened. When Madec creates a problem on the hunt, Ben must decide how to handle the situation, which propels the plot through most of the film. Others have argued that filmmakers and studios have only themselves to blame if Rotten Tomatoes produces a bad score, as this only reflects a poor reception among film critics. Not kill you with boredom. Beyond The Reach wasn't what I expected, I saw Madec as a hell of a lot more twisted then he actually is in the film.
I really don't know why this got bad reviews. For example, users can no longer sort films by Fresh Ratings from Rotten Ratings, and vice versa. And where I come from, a deal is a deal. Madec is certain Ben cannot survive, as they are in the hot desert 45 miles from the nearest town. Some studios have suggested embargoing or cancelling early critic screenings in a response to poor reviews prior to a film's release affecting pre-sales and opening weekend numbers. There's an allure of two men engaging in high stake wit battle.
Madec makes a deal with Ben to cover this up. Ewing in his swagger and lack of ethics. When Ben asks to see the permit to hunt the endangered bighorn, Madec offers a wad of cash, which the stunned Ben begrudgingly accepts after Madec supplements his initial offer even further. The ending is also somewhat predictable and a little implausible. Madec takes four more shots reaching for his dropped rifle before he realizes Ben has defeated him. The middle Act is repetitive and way too strung out.
Despite all the talk of streaming destroying the movie-theater experience, last week was a reminder that exhibition is certainly not dead. People burning under the sun rather beg for death. That said, the script for this film wanders at times. Madec then threatens Ben with his high-powered rifle and orders him to strip all of his clothes and shoes, forcing him to wander out in the desert to die of dehydration and exposure. The ending isn't what I expected, but it'll do. It wasn't exactly an impressive film and after a while the ping-pong game between the two opponents started to irritate.
In rural New Mexico, local orphan Ben Irvine has found happiness with his girlfriend Laina Hanna Mangan Lawrence. After reading the script, I'm surprised that Michael Douglas went ahead with the project because the whole thing needed a rewrite. The highlight of the film is undeniably the acting of Douglas. Archived from on February 21, 2012. It is the old-school-young versus the new-technology-old in a delicious thriller. Charlie is someone Ben knew for a long time already and probably learned him some tricks of survival and how to live in the wilderness.
I was excited to see Douglas' new movie but this. First of all, a guy dumb enough not to get into any college surely cannot outsmart a veteran hunter not to mention a self made millionaire - if that's what the Madec character is supposed to be - yet the pussywhip manages to have a clear throat to shout under the hot sun. The nominees and winners are announced on the website, although there is no actual awards ceremony. In retrospect, he's also quite generous when it appears that he doesn't really have a permit to shoot down the rare animal. I really didn't see the point of the whole movie because Douglas started to get angry because the boy was finding caves with food, water and clothes. Those last minutes were just so ridiculous they almost ruined the film. Its an interesting premise that sees a privileged, corporate jerk out for a weekends game hunting.
I did like the movie but one thing kept bugging me about it the entire time. A wide-angle lens captures the expansiveness and loneliness of the desert. It returned as a much shorter segment of , a satirical news show that ended in 2011. Something goes wrong and the two start a conflict that can't end well. When his girlfriend leaves for college in Denver he picks up hunting job from the local sheriff hunting down coyotes! Or worse, talking off topic. I liked how the book was adapted. The movie tacks on a jail escape scene, that makes little sense, and a scene with Madec breaking into Ben's girlfriend's home ending in a big shootout.
The two descend into the Mojave Desert wilderness in order to hunt bighorn out of season. I read the book Deathwatch by Robb White back in middle school. Archived from on December 19, 2014. Was there a plausible ending, than this would have been a masterful film. There was also the issue of diversity in the pool of Rotten Tomato-approved critics. Has Michael Douglas actually watched this movie? Unfortunately, the film collapses like a failed soufflé at the end.